The Oakland Athletics have had quite a few great players and iconic figures since their move to the west coast. Which of those individuals make up the team’s Mount Rushmore?
It took some time for the Oakland Athletics to find their permanent home. After owning the team since its inception, Connie Mack‘s family sold the team to Arnold Johnson in 1954. He moved the team to Kansas City in 1955, and essentially turned it into the Yankees farm team until he sold the franchise to Charlie Finley in 1960.
Finley essentially wanted to leave Kansas City from the moment he purchased the team, but it took years for that dream to become a reality. Finally, the A’s moved to Oakland prior to the 1968 campaign, where they have been since.
Over the years, the A’s have had quite a few stellar players in their history. Both dynasties in Philadelphia included some of the best players at their positions, and some of the great pitchers in major league history. The same could be said for their time in Oakland – the A’s run in the early 1970s, and their success in the 1980s, was due to their impressive lineups and iconic managers.
Which of those players and/or executives belong on the Oakland Athletics Mount Rushmore? Let’s take a look through the team’s history over the past 51 years.